2/4: Intro, TimelineJS (or GIS by majors?) (or start Digitalization right away?)
2/11: Digitalization Fundamentals I
- Bring your single .csv file of your phone tracking GPS data
- Create your Google FusionTable map from your data, and write a 300-word reflection per the tutorial instructions.
- Read this gentle introduction to metadata
- Spend at least ten minutes at one of the following online databases:
- William Blake archive
- Minnesota Digital Library. History of Survivance: Upper Midwest 19th-Century Native American Narratives.
- UmbraSearch: African American History
- American Women, American Memory, Library of Congress Prints and Photographs
- Dead Sea Scrolls Digital Library
- As you review these, think about these questions:
- What is the theme of each collection?
- How do you know?
- How many objects and what kinds of objects are included?
2/18: Digitalization Fundamentals II
- Finalize your blog post about your GPS project, and post a comment on at least one of your peers’ posts.
- Read Shannon Christine Mattern’s “Evaluating Multimodal Work, Revisted.” In class, we will discuss how to critically evaluate Digital Humanities projects in preparation for the first Digital Show-and-Tells.
- Spend some time at the Digital Humanities Award website, and explore some awesome projects
- Check out Miriam Posner’s “How did they make that?” post on her blog.
2/25: Big Data and Visualizations I
- The first Digital Show-and-Tell presentation take place tonight.
- The metadata for your two Digital Library photos are due. Kent’s rubric can be found here.
- Your 500-word blog post on some aspect of Bethel’s history is due. Your post should include three items you have found on the Digital Library.
- In class, we will…
- 3/4: Big Data and Visualizations II
- Email Dr. Goldberg two graphs made with RAWGraphs (save them as .png images on the bottom of RAWGraphs) using the pre-selected, cleaned, datasets, one of which you have furthered edited using an SVG editor. I recommend Vectr for this, but VectorPaint or Boxy are other choices. In a short paragraph in your email, 1) describe what your graphs are depicting, and 2) give me some feedback about the process of creating the graphs. What challenges did you face? Were you able to find workarounds? What did you do instead?
- Choose three uncleaned datasets that contain interesting information you’d like to explore further. Look in the Links page for where to search for data sets. Download them and bring them to class.
3/11: Sketchup I
- Due in class: Create two visualizations using data you’ve found yourself, at least one must be a map (but you CAN use data from the GeoData folder for this); make 200 word blog post sharing your graphs which presents your findings to an uninformed reader; make a comment on at least one of your peers. The info you’ll need for this assignment:
- Download Sketchup:
- Click this link, and select “I use Sketchup for Higher Education.” Then, create an account. When prompted, specify your status as a student, and what operating system you’re using. If you’re download does not start automatically, click the link for “Sketchup Pro.”
- Watch the first three of these Sketchup training videos, and play around with the software on your own.
- Bring an external, two-button mouse to class.
- In class: We will begin to use Sketchup.
3/18: Spring Break
3/25: Sketchup II
- Choose your building (past or present) to 3D model in Sketchup. If you are doing a Bethel building, work with Kent to acquire the necessary digital photographs for creating your model. Or, speak with Professor Goldberg about a different option. Email professor Goldberg to verify your choice by Friday, March 15.
- Start researching the history of your building.
- Come to class with two photographs of your building saved on your hard drive or Google drive.
- The tutorial for tonight’s class can be found here.
4/1: Sketchup III
- In class, we will continue to work on your Sketchup building. The tutorial for landscaping and materials is here.
4/8: Text Analysis I
- Upload a photo of your Sketchup model to the class blog and make a post about it. Your final model should contain the building, landscaping items, and having situated the camera to the angle you desire. Include a 2-page personal reflection on using Sketchup. What did you enjoy about this assignment? What frustrated you? How might this kind of project help viewers/users appreciate and/or experience your building in a new way? (To export a photo, go to File>Export>2D Graphic… and export a .jpg.)
- Send the professor you final model as a .skp file (upload it to your Google drive and share the link if it is too large for e-mail).
- You will be evaluated according to this rubric.
- Read “How Statistics Solved a 175-Year-Old Mystery About Alexander Hamilton.”
- Download this .zip file before class. Here’s the tutorial for tonight’s class, too.
4/15: Text Analysis II
- We will also explore how to use Voyant toolsand Lexos to analyze text.
- Before class: Prepare and clean your data set for analysis. This should be at least 20,000 words, with larger data sets yielding more reliable results. Bring your files to class and send the Professor a .zip file via email with your texts.
- In class, we will review the proper procedures for performing text analysis, and spend the majority of class time on individual projects.
- Email Goldberg a ~1 page reflection about your experiments.
4/22: Easter Break
4/29: Final Projects
5/6: Final Projects
- (Second show and tells are tonight!)
- Here are the guidelines (and links to datasets) for the Final project
- After show-and-tells, we will work on our final projects together.
5/13: Final Projects
- We will work on our final projects together.
- Last week, you split up your final project assignment among your group members. These documents are available below:
- Due: Each student will submit one of their visualizations (as a rough draft) to the professor via e-mail by Monday, 5/13 at 6:00 PM.
5/20: Final Project Presentations (7:00-8:00 PM)
- With your group, you will give a brief presentation (~10 minutes) to the rest of class about your final project. This should introduce the topic, provide an overview of the various visualizations/tools your used in your project, and a brief discussion about the challenges your faced and how you overcame them.